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    2023 Chevrolet Traverse

    What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Traverse? What does it compare to? The 2023 Chevrolet Traverse is a big—but not overwhelmingly large—three-row crossover SUV with chunky styling and a comfortable cabin. It’s a bit bigger than most rivals, including the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot. Is...
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    2022 Toyota Tundra recalled for rear axle issue

    The redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck has been recalled for a rear axle housing that can separate from the shaft and increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday. The recall applies to trucks with either the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 or the hybrid version of that...
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    Hyundai shuffles 2023 lineup, discontinues Accent, Veloster N, Ioniq

    The small car segment lost more members on Thursday, with Hyundai announcing the end of production of the entry-level Accent compact car and the N vestige of the Veloster hatchback. The original Ioniq hybrid also ended production this year, ceding ground to a suite of electric vehicles with an...
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    2023 Honda Odyssey

    What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Honda Odyssey? What does it compare to? The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan seats eight with more room than most three-row SUVs. It plays catch-up with the fresh Kia Carnival, and AWD and hybrid variants of the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. Is the 2023 Honda...
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    Nissan Pathfinder recalled for hood that can fly open

    Nissan is recalling the 2013-2016 Pathfinder SUV for a faulty latch that can cause the hood to fly open, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. The recall encompasses 322,671 Pathfinders. The lever on the secondary hood latch can bind and be left in the open position due to contamination and corrosion...
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    Apple CarPlay connectivity continues to be biggest problem for new car owners

    Dropped connections. Frustrating interfaces. Intrusive driver-assist systems. Such is the new car experience for many owners. The number of reported problems in the first 90 days of car ownership has never been higher than in the 36-year history of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the...
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    Infiniti boosts price of 2023 QX55 crossover coupe nearly $3,000

    The 2023 Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe comes with a more few features for a few thousand dollars more than when it launched new in 2022. The tweener crossover costs $50,345 to start, including a $1,195 destination fee, Infiniti announced Tuesday. That's an increase of $2,820 from the initial...
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    Infiniti, Acura join other automakers in including complimentary scheduled maintenance

    Every 2023 Infiniti vehicle now comes with three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, the automaker announced last week. Acura did the same for the 2023 Acura MDX three-row crossover, which now comes with two years or 24,000 miles of included maintenance. The premium brands join a...
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    2023 Acura MDX exceeds $50,000 with $2,320 price hike

    Acura has hiked the price of the 2023 Acura MDX by $2,320 more than last year's model. The three-row crossover SUV now starts at $50,245, including a $1,195 destination fee, the automaker announced last week. Adding all-wheel drive adds another $2,200 on base and Technology package models, which...
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    The last 2022 models complete this week's new car reviews

    At The Car Connection, we strive to test every new powertrain development, factor in the latest safety ratings, and report on the latest price changes within a model year. Often, we test drive new cars before crash testing is concluded, and other times, automakers delay access to base models or...
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    New car prices reach record highs, again, and dealers make record profits

    The average transaction price customers have paid for a new car is expected to reach $45,844 this month, according to the latest report from J.D. Power. That's a 14.5% increase from one year ago. At the same time, the constrained supply isn't hurting dealers. Dealer margins on every new car sold...
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    2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

    If you want a compact utility vehicle with rugged cues, a little more ride height, and an affordable price—yet with a profile that’s ultimately more carlike than trucklike—the Subaru Outback and Honda HR-V are two great contenders. The Subaru Crosstrek arrived a decade ago, following the success...
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    Honda Ridgeline recalled in states that use road salt

    Older versions of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck are being recalled for a potential fuel leak caused by road salt de-icing agents, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday. In certain states that use road salt to clear roadways of ice, the salt can accumulate with mud and dirt in the rear part of the...
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    Off-road grades: SUV trims muddle the line between off-road intenders and soft-road pretenders

    What separates a crossover from an SUV? In the old days, a body-on-frame design along with a 2-speed transfer case for low gearing used to be the litmus test. Now, except for truck-based full-size SUVs, most vehicles in this most popular segment are based on unibody construction. Yet automakers...
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    2023 Nissan Leaf costs $28,895, could still be cheaper than Chevy Bolt EV

    The 2023 Nissan Leaf electric car blooms into another model year with a fresh face but only two trim levels down from five last year. The price increases $520 to $28,895 for the base Leaf S, Nissan announced Tuesday. The longer-range 2023 Leaf SV Plus costs $36,895, which is also an increase of...
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    2023 Honda HR-V

    What kind of car is the 2023 Honda HR-V? What does it compare to? The Honda HR-V epitomizes the crossover segment by straddling the style difference between a hatchback and SUV, while prioritizing affordability. The small crossover competes against the Volkswagen Taos, Subaru Crosstrek, and...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs recalled for rollaway risk

    Certain SUVs produced by the automaker formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are being recalled for a false brake reading that may increase the risk of rollaway crashes, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall encompasses 270,904 SUVs, including the 2018-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Ecodiesels recalled for power loss

    Stellantis is recalling 138,645 SUVs and trucks equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Dubbed Ecodiesel, the engine has a fuel pump that can block the flow of fuel and lead to power loss while driving, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The recall affects the 2014-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV...
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    2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

    What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe? What does it compare to? With the Tahoe, Chevrolet has a big – but not gargantuan – SUV capable of seating as many as nine passengers while towing a hefty trailer. It’s a rival to the Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon. Is the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe a...
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    2023 Toyota 4Runner

    What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota 4Runner? What does it compare to? With the 4Runner, Toyota offers a relatively inexpensive and highly capable SUV that emphasizes off-road ability over on-road plushness. The 4Runner squares off against the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler, plus the Honda...
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